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Prudence and the Crow: The Vintage Literature Subscription Box

Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Monday Morning, My Lovelies!  Oh, what a great weekend!!!  My beloved #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the #6 ranked Texas A & M Aggies.  *PLUS* My Cubbies defeated the Dodgers and the won the NLCS and will be going to the World Series for the first time since 1945.  *squee*

Today I want to share with you a fun subscription box.  Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes? My daughters love Ipsy, and my oldest daughter thinks that Owl Boxes (young adult fiction and other surprises) are the best.  So I decided to try out a few subscription boxes of my own, and I'll review them here on my blog as I receive them.

The first subscription box I found that intrigued me:  Prudence and the Crow.

This subscription is a little more expensive because it's based in London.  However, I was very pleased with my package.  Let's take a look!

The packaging for October is fun!

I received a book in the fabric pouch, the library card that's always a part of the subscription, candy, two tea bags, vintage ephemera, Halloween confetti, candy, and instructions for how to make an origami raven with origami paper.

The Edgar Allan Poe postcard is fun....more on that later.

Cute book plate

The back of the Poe postcard has a list of book recommendations for October: one from Prudence and one from the Crow.

My vintage book:  The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh.  Waugh wrote one of my favorite books, Brideshead Revisited, but I haven't read this one yet.

According to Goodreads:

Following the death of a friend, British poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art...

A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love, reputation and death cost a very great deal.

Doesn't this sound like the perfect read for Halloween?!?!?  I can't wait to read it.  I'll post a review one week from today on Halloween.  I highly recommend Prudence and the Crow.  You can visit their Facebook page here.

I have one more book subscription coming, and an art one.  Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes?  Please share in the comments section below!  

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. he subscription boxes sound like such a treat, to have something to look forward to,, I also think that book sounds very interesting, I agree, a perfect Halloween read!

  2. I don't subscribe to any subscription boxes, but it looks fun so I need to check them out.

  3. This is an intriguing concept. I once subscribed years ago to a monthly box of goodies from various cosmetics companies. However, I was not thrilled with it, and canceled it. Looks like this might be more fun!

  4. I have never heard of a subscription box!!!

  5. RJ, no I have not subscribed yet, but after looking at the package from Prudence and the Crow I am intrigued! Most certainly like the idea so keep these reviews comings. So interesting..........

  6. This sounds like a fun and creative subscription box.

  7. I have been thinking about subscription boxes lately. It looks like you found one perfect for you.

  8. I am excited to learn more about your subscription boxes. I do receive Birchbox and love it. It is so fun to receive a surprise each month!!

  9. How much fun! It must be like having a birthday surprise every month when your package arrives! There's an art one called Sketch Box one that looks good, is that the one you are going to get?

  10. I also get this and love it but what do you do with all the bits that come with the book? I'm trying to decide as I want to keep everything but not hide it all away in a box somewhere!!

    1. I save the ephemera for scrapbooking and art journaling projects. I like the cloth book pocket because they're good for protecting books while traveling.


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